White House spokeswoman Kylie McKinani raised a mockery on social media after speaking at a press conference carried by local media, about a tweet written by the former Iranian guide, Ayatollah Khomeini, who died in 1989.
Tweeters said that Khomeini tweeted from his grave, while others likened the spokeswoman for the White House to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
"Given what Twitter is doing, a few weeks ago, Ayatollah Khomeini tweeted," Why is raising suspicions about the Holocaust unworthy of attention? "McKinani said in an interview about Twitter's actions with users.
She added that she did not see that Twitter had flagged that tweet, although it was impolite, as she put it.
And she continued, "Khomeini also tweeted, publishing that Israel is a deadly cancerous tumor that must be uprooted and destroyed," adding that it is something that Twitter did not mark or ban.
McKinani's speech came while defending the outgoing US President Donald Trump, who threatened to use his right to block the law on the annual budget of the Ministry of Defense due to the article on social media immunity.
"Chapter 230 is a gift of immunity granted by the United States to major technology companies, and it represents a serious threat to our national security and the integrity of the elections," Trump said in a tweet on Twitter.
Section 230, which is a liability shielding gift from the US to “Big Tech” (the only companies in America that have it - corporate welfare!), Is a serious threat to our National Security & Election Integrity.
Our Country can never be safe & secure if we allow it to stand ...
- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2020
Trump added, "If the very dangerous and totally unfair Chapter 230 is not removed under the Military Defense Authorization Act, I will have to use my right to suspend the law designated for the annual budget of the Ministry of Defense."
Trump has been waging a war on social media companies for months, claiming that they are biased against conservative voices, due to the media placing a warning phrase on his US election posts.
White House Press Secretary stands firm on the belief that Ayatollah Khomeini continues to tweet from his grave.
- Bahman Kalbasi (@BahmanKalbasi) December 2, 2020
Last heard Ayatollah Khomeini died in 1989. 😂 https://t.co/4x1Wo6K8fw
- Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) December 2, 2020
Hugo Chavez: hold my beer.
- Dena Grayson, MD, PhD (@DrDenaGrayson) December 2, 2020
I see dead people, they don't know they are dead.
So they tweet.
- Peggy VR (@pegskefb) December 2, 2020